In Spain, two kayakers rescued a dog they came across while kayaking on the Ebre River. The dog had its hind legs tied to a rock with industrial wire and struggled to swim to shore.
The canine has been named Lucio and is now under the care of a local rescue group.
Lucio was taken to a veterinarian hospital in Zaragoza, Spain, where veterinarians determined he was healthy. He only suffered from cuts to his legs caused by the wire, and was dirty and matted due to the debris in the river. Vets also discovered the dog was blind and suffered from osteoarthritis.
According to an Antena 3 report, it is believed that Lucio’s previous owner discarded him because of his old age, blindness, and osteoarthritis, but these reasons won’t stop him from finding new owners who will offer him a better life.
Lucios is expected to make a full recovery. He was given antibiotics and pain medication for the cuts on his legs. He is still a bit scared and disoriented but once he gets used to his new environment he will be ready to enjoy his final years.
We hope Lucio finds new loving owners soon.